Xiaomi overtakes Apple to become the third largest smartphone in the world, with worldwide sales down 20 million units year-on-year

Research firm Gartner reported that smartphone sales in the third quarter of 2020 were down 5.7% compared to the same period in 2019. In terms of number, it will decrease by 20 million units. Among the slight increase or decrease in the number of units of each manufacturer, the Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi was the most popular, surpassing Apple to become the third largest sales volume in the world.

Gartner Says Global Smartphone Sales Declined 5.7% in Third Quarter of 2020


According to Gartner, worldwide smartphone sales in the third quarter of 2020 were 366,558,600 units. In the third quarter of 2019, it was 388,807,700 units, so it decreased by 22.2 million units, or 5.7% in terms of ratio.

By manufacturer, Samsung remains the number one, with 80,816,000 units up 2.2% year-on-year. Huawei came in second, dropping 21.3% year-on-year to 51,830,900 units. Third place is Xiaomi, which is the only one with a 34.9% increase from the same period of the previous year, with 44,405,400 units. Apple, which fell to fourth place, was 40,598,400 units, almost flat, down 0.6% year-on-year. OPPO ranked fifth, with 29,890,400 units down 2.3% year-on-year. The total of other manufacturers decreased by 14.7% year-on-year to 119,117,400 units.

2019Q3 2020Q3 Growth width
Samsung 79,056,700 units 80816,000 units 2.2%
Huawei 65,822,000 units 51,839,900 units -21.3%
Xiaomi 32,927,900 units 44,405,400 units 34.9%
Apple 40833,000 units 40,598,400 units -0.6%
OPPO 30,581,400 units 29,890,400 units -2.3%
Other 139,586,700 units 119,117,400 units -14.7%
total 388,807,700 units 366,658,600 units -5.7%

It looks like this when illustrated. If this trend continues, it will be difficult for Huawei to maintain its second place.

According to Gartner, the market is on a recovery trend in the Asia-Pacific region and Latin America, with sales increasing by 9.3% in India, 8.5% in Indonesia, and 3.3% in Brazil.

in Mobile,   Hardware, Posted by logc_nt